Category Archive: George Mattson’s Corner

Articles by Sensei George Mattson on many subjects

Aug 31 2016

Feeding Crane Seminar With Liu Chang’I October 1 & 2, 2016, Boston, MA

Hello all, Liu sifu’s visit to Boston is coming up soon! He will be teaching a seminar on his family’s Feeding Crane system on October 1&2. As usual, it promises to be a great weekend! Sifu has talked about his plans for this year- some new material, and of course some detailed examination of what …

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Aug 28 2016

David Mott’s New Book!!

David sent me this wonderful book on the day Sue and I were leaving for Summerfest. I had time to open the package and scan the contents before heading for the airport. With all the lugage. . . nearly all Susan’s of course. . . I forgot to put the book into my backpack! My …

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Apr 12 2016

Spirited Seminar with Wonderful Students!

I spent a really great extended weekend   in N.H. with Buzz and Judy Durkin. They invited me to teach a class on Friday that that I really enjoyed. What hard working, energetic students and teachers. Thanks to all who attended. See you all in August at my annual Martial Arts Summerfest. This will be a …

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Mar 20 2016

Hit Fast – Hit Hard Program Tested at Winterfest

This year’s Winterfest featured, what I consider to be, a very interesting and important self-defense topic and test.The ability to combine a calm alertness with the skill to go from a normal walking or standing posture into a reaction-ready fighting mode able to deliver a strike within a fraction of a second . I’ve been training …

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Jan 17 2016

Time for us all to Winterfest!!

Hi to all my martial art friends: Tired of shoveling snow and dealing with the freezing cold weather? You deserve a mini vacation to warm and beautiful Mount Dora Florida. . . . As an added bonus, why not sign-up for a special weekend working out and training with George Mattson and a really great …

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Dec 27 2015

Another Dear Friend Passes. . .

David Finkelstein Passes A great intellectual, martial artist, writer, and friend passed away peacefully yesterday, on Christmas Eve. David Finkelstein did so shortly after the passing of his longtime companion Evelyn. If you believe in heaven, they’re now together forever. My first Uechi Ryu instructor was the late Rad Smith – a man who came …

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Nov 08 2015

Canada West Coast Promotions and Seminar

Hi Sensei Mattson and Susan Just wanted to share this photo with you. On October 24th, the Chilliwack Uechi Ryu Dojo and the West Coast Uechi Ryu Academy, hosted Sensei David Mott. The day consisted of an IUKF Dan test in the a.m. Successful candidates were: Mathieu Vena, Shodan. Alexandra Tonn, Nidan. Matt Tonn, Nidan …

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Oct 30 2015

Budo International Interview with G.E.Mattson

Kyusho Self Protection, Health & Wellness Centers Kyusho Discussion 7 October 9, 2015 | Add a Comment Hanshi George Mattson – Florida, USA Going back to 1996, I was introduced to Hanshi George Mattson through a new friend I had met at a Jujitsu America convention, Steve DiOrio. From that introduction, Steve and I asked permission (yes folks …

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Sep 17 2015

Max Ainley. . . RIP

Build your own dojo with 3 simple steps! The beautiful story of Sensei Max Ainley’s dojo Quite surely most Karate practitioners would want their own private dojo one day. Not all succeed though. Only the ones willing to put much effort and believe in their dream do. Similar is the story of Sensei Max Ainley, from …

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Sep 13 2015

RIP Kanmei Uechi!

Uechi Sensei was hospitalized with Pneumothorax (collapsed lung) on Sept 11, 2015 .This illness took his life on September 13 and Funeral was held on  September.

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